A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
SIGN OF GLADIATOR
Head of the Roman legions allows himself to be taken prisoner by the army of Palmira. Tricking his way into meeting the queen he swears loyalty. Eventually they fall in love, complicating his mission to crush the enemy army.
Decent sword and sandal film looks spectacular and has a good story. Better than many other similar films, this is one you'd probably watch a second time. While the film can be more than a bit soapy it remains compelling thanks to gorgeous wide screen photography.